Cyclone Amphan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Cyclone Amphan


South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100

May 22, 2020 - 8:18 PM

Amphan, only the second 'super cyclone' ever recorded over the Bay of Bengal, bulldozes houses, tears off roofs, uproots trees, and leaves millions without power

Cyclone toll hits 84 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

May 21, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Cyclone Amphan flattens houses, uproots trees, blows off roofs and topples electricity pylons, while a storm surge inundates coastal villages and wrecks shrimp farms vital to the local economy

DAMAGED. An aircraft is seen amidst a collapsed hangar at flooded Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport after the landfall of cyclone Amphan in Kolkata on May 21, 2020. Photo by AFP

'Super cyclone' Amphan batters Bangladesh, India

May 21, 2020 - 9:22 AM

'The situation is more worrying than the coronavirus pandemic. We don't know how to handle it,' India's West Bengal state leader Mamata Banerjee says

FLOOD. Residents walk along a house on a flooded street heading to a shelter ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone Amphan, in Dacope of Khulna district on May 20, 2020. Photo by Munir uz Zaman/AFP

Millions batten down as 'super cyclone' Amphan hits Bangladesh, India

May 20, 2020 - 11:03 PM

Authorities scramble to evacuate more than 3 million people from low-lying areas, but the task is complicated by the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus

SUPER CYCLONE. This NASA Earth Observatory image obtained May 20, 2020, shows Tropical Cyclone Amphan at 16:15 Universal Time (9:45 p.m. India Standard Time) on May 19, 2020 as it moved north-northeast over the Bay of Bengal. Handout/NASA Earth Observatory/AFP

'Super cyclone' to slam India, Bangladesh

May 20, 2020 - 9:39 AM

Along with 'very heavy rainfall,' the system is expected to result in a storm surge pushing the sea level several meters higher

AMPHAN. A man looks out as waves hit a breakwater at Kasimedu fishing harbor in Chennai on May 19, 2020, as Cyclone Amphan barrels towards India's eastern coast. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP

Virus fears as India, Bangladesh evacuate millions to shelters ahead of cyclone

May 18, 2020 - 8:27 PM

(UPDATED) Cyclone Amphan is expected to weaken before it hits India's eastern states and the south and southwestern coasts of Bangladesh